Cowboys down Dolphins to cap preseasonAug 30, 2012 - 3:51 AM Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Lance Dunbar ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, as the Dallas Cowboys' reserves beat the Miami Dolphins, 30-13, in the final tuneup for the regular season.
With most of the Cowboys' starters sitting out, Phillip Tanner took advantage of the extra playing time and scored on the ground to go along with 48 yards on nine carries.
Stephen McGee started under center and passed for 124 yards on 9-of-18 throws for Dallas, which went 3-1 in the preseason and will open the NFL's regular season schedule next Wednesday at MetLife Stadium against the Giants.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, went winless in the preseason for the first time since 1989.
Ryan Tannehill, in his final dress rehearsal before starting against the Texans on September 9, played two series and threw for 35 yards on 5-of-7 passes.
Matt Moore was not much better in relief, completing just 4-of-12 attempts for 49 yards and an interception, which was taken back 26 yards for a touchdown by Orie Lemon in the second quarter.
Miami's Dan Carpenter kicked a pair of field goals in the opening quarter, but Dallas scored the next 27 points -- 20 coming in the second quarter.
Dan Bailey made two field goals and Tanner ran in a one-yard score in the second, and Dunbar rumbled for a 58-yard TD in the third.
Lamar Miller was one of the few bright spots for the Dolphins, amassing 60 yards and 17 carries while scoring on a one-yard plunge late in the third.
Bailey kicked a 26-yarder in the fourth to account for the final score.
- MIAMI: 13
Aug 29 11:40 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Field Goal - 26-yarder by Dan Bailey.
Dolphins 13, Cowboys 30 4th - 5:14Aug 29 11:22 PM
- MIAMI: 13
End of 3rd
Aug 29 11:00 PM
- == Preseason == Miami Touchdown - 1-yard run by Lamar Miller. (Dan Carpenter kick).
Dolphins 13, Cowboys 27 3rd - 2:41Aug 29 10:52 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Touchdown - 58-yard run by Lance Dunbar. (Dan Bailey kick).
Dolphins 6, Cowboys 27 3rd - 10:11Aug 29 10:45 PM
- MIAMI: 6
Aug 29 10:10 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Touchdown - 1-yard run by Phillip Tanner. (Dan Bailey kick).
Dolphins 6, Cowboys 17 2nd - 4:34Aug 29 9:52 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Touchdown - 26-yard interception return by Orie Lemon. (Dan Bailey ki
Dolphins 6, Cowboys 10 2nd - 11:27Aug 29 9:36 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Field Goal - 25-yarder by Dan Bailey.
Dolphins 6, Cowboys 3 2nd - 11:59Aug 29 9:28 PM
- MIAMI: 6
End of 1st
Aug 29 9:22 PM
- == Preseason == Miami Field Goal - 53-yarder by Dan Carpenter.
Dolphins 6, Cowboys 0 1st - 0:46Aug 29 9:14 PM
- == Preseason == Miami Field Goal - 21-yarder by Dan Carpenter.
Dolphins 3, Cowboys 0 1st - 2:35Aug 29 9:06 PM
- MIAMI: 0
1st Quarter - 14:11
Aug 29 8:40 PM
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